We believe that every individual has a stake in his or her community, including managing the communities litter problem and the environmental quality of life. Keep Little Rock Beautiful organizes and participates in a number of events throughout the year to improve Little Rock.
envision LITTLE ROCK 2013 ideas competition
The Why: In honor of the 100 year anniversary of John Nolen’s 1913 document Report on a Park System for Little Rock, the 2013 ENVISION Competition seeks to challenge design professionals and the public to generate imaginative ideas about the future of a neglected and disconnected site in downtown Little Rock. This competition strives to promote engaging, iconic, and transformative ideas to creat a new gateway into the city that will inspire, direct, and connect.
For The Where, When and Who visit this web site envision LR 2013
Beautiful communities are landscaped with plants – and beautiful green communities are landscaped with sustainable landscapes. KLRB is working with the City of Little Rock, volunteers, and sponsors to design, install, and maintain sustainable landscaped medians in key locations throughout the city. The most recent project is on-going at the new roundabout being built on Riverfront Drive and Rebsamen Park Road.
A new project implemented in the summer of 2012 is flowering hanging baskets and planters along Main and Markham Streets. This is a partnership with KLRB, the Downtown Partnership, LR Convention & Visitors Bureau and City of LR. This project has been so successful that it is seeking sponsors and partners to expand in 2013. To learn more contact KLRB at email@example.com.
We are also working with partners (Meadowcliff – Brookwood Neighborhood Association and Meadowcliff Elementary School) to develop a school/community garden at Meadowcliff School.
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
When it ends up on the ground and not in a receptacle, a cigarette butt is litter. Partially smoked cigarettes, matches, disposable lighters, packaging, and cigarette butts are all part of a growing national litter problem.
KLRB has implemented a program to provide ash receptacles in public places and to distribute free pocket ashtrays to smokers. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our progress.
A beautiful community is one without litter, a goal that KLRB seeks to achieve. We sponsor many community litter and trash clean-ups, working with neighborhood groups, volunteers and sponsors to make an impact.
We track that impact with our annual Litter Index Survey – our scientific survey that measures the quantity of litter on city streets. Each year we identify the most littered streets and strive to get them cleaned up by reaching out to citizens, business and the community in those areas to get the streets adopted through the cities Adopt-a-Street Program.
A green community reduces, reuses, and recycles solid waste. KLRB has established a business recycling program to establish a cardboard and glass recycling in the River Market District. We work with the city, waste haulers, residents and business owners to find ways to expand recycling. We continue to advocate for more effective recycling programs and policies. Recycling programs are currently on going in selected Little Rock Schools.